Members’ Area

From receiving expert help and guidance to benchmarking your business’ performance, the Members’ Area is a gateway to resources, services and support specifically developed for those working in the field of design.

Some sections are exclusively accessible to DBA members, connecting you to the extensive range of benefits your membership provides.

DBA membership extends to everyone working within your business – all members of your team can register for their own password – ensuring the whole team benefits.

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Resources

Essential guidance, templates, insight and tools to support you on all aspects of the business of design. From contracts to client opinion, legal updates to exporting support, our resources give you instant access to expert advice and tools to help solve a wide range of business challenges.

If you can’t find the information you’re after please email membership@dba.org.uk or call 020 7251 9229 and we’ll look to source or signpost you to guidance to match your needs. 

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The Four-Day Week


Leading expert on the four-day week revolution, Dr Alex Soojung-Kim Pang shares valuable insights into how working less can revolutionise the way your company gets things done.

Strategy development


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Enabling UK businesses in Saudi Arabia: DIT virtual workshop


The Department for International Trade (DIT) has partnered with Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Investment (MISA) to deliver a Virtual Workshop...

International trade


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Challenging Assumptions


Author of the What Clients Think Report, Jonathan Kirk challenges five typical agency claims that trip easily off the tongue.

New business & client relations


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Inclusive design – where are we now? | DBA Webinar


Hear the ever-inspiring Jeremy Myerson, co-founder of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, discuss the shifting dynamics of inclusive design and take a fresh look at how we can use design to make a positive change to the world.

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DBA Webinars: Providing you with expert advice to support your business


Design-sector specific insight and advice delivered by experts, to help you tackle the challenges and opportunities for your business. DBA members can browse the gallery and watch recordings of previous DBA webinars.

Business skills, Financial, HR, Legal, New business & client relations, Strategy development


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Five ways to gear your team up for a great year


Set your team up for the year ahead with these five pointers from DBA Expert Aliya Vigor-Robertson of JourneyHR. 
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Waves on the ocean: What lies beneath your performance data?


When it comes to running an agency there’s a multitude of data to stay-on top of, from cash flow to profitability, client debtor days to utilisation rates.

Business skills, Financial


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Discount code for ‘Designing a World for Everyone: 30 Years of Inclusive Design’ by Jeremy Myerson


DBA members get 20% off (+free UK postage)

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Recovery rate: are you working for free every Friday?


Understanding your recovery rate is a key area to concentrate on as your business grows. How could you improve yours?

Financial, New business & client relations


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The Balancing Act


With rising inflation and expectations around pay rises, how can you balance the needs of your business and your talent? DBA Expert, Sim Thirunesan takes a deeper look at this conundrum.

Financial, HR, Strategy development


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